Bulbophyllum graveolens

not yet in bloom

Bulbophyllum graveolens   
(Cirrhopetalum robustum)   
taxonomy described by Smith, Johannes Jacobus
  published in       Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de Buitenzorg, sér.  2 8 : 24    1912
   Famigly Orchidaceae
  Subfamily   Epidendroideae
  Tribe Malaxideae 
  Subtribe Dendrobiinae
  Genus Bulbophyllum  Thouras 1822
  Section Cirrhopetalum  Lindley 1824
  metabolism CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night.
    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins rainforests, on trunks in Indonesia (Irian Jaya), Papua (Port Moresby, Sewa Bay, Normanby Is.) 
  altitude not know, probably 100 - 600 m  (330 - 1980 ft)         
  habitat climate informations from Biak (Irian Jaya, Indonesia)
    Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
    (no winter season, more abundant rainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 350 m / 1150 ft) :
    Bulbophyllum graveolens a gr uk
  photoperiod in Biak this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 04 m' to 11 h 56 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness   partial shade
inflorescence length  
  nr flowers  
  time  from birth to flowering, days
CITES appendix II


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